It’s a little uncanny that my current writing and the archive posts are showing parallel topics. Last week the new poem inspired by music echoed the archive poem written during a jazz concert (six years ago!). This week, quite by coincidence, it’s work generated on London’s Underground. From this time last year, the archive yields another tube poem. “On the Way to Westminster” is one of my favourite creations. On exiting at Leicester Square, I often wonder if today will be the day I might meet the killer whale.
37 of us shuttled along as we sit or stand
with our regular doors.
They are the ones with which we enter
Thursday morning in Zone 1.
They are the ones where we could
change here for
Too late to exit for Morden via Bank.
Your regular doors
can be dangerous.
You could change after Euston.
Make the next start
A blast! A work of genius!
Was the killer whale that hit sharp at Leicester Square.
It swam in from Morden
trawling on the High Street
with all the hours in the world
daffodils at 80p/bunch
and such sensational warming relief.
A poem for you on this sunny Thursday morning. It was inspired by my early morning book signing in Westminster. You too can own a copy of my first volume of poetry, Shining in Brightness. It is available via blurb.co.uk
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